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BOSTON (AP) - Logan Couture scored on one of just 18 shots for San Jose as the surging Sharks beat the Boston Bruins 2-0 on Saturday.

Devin Setoguchi added an empty-net goal with 2.1 seconds remaining and Antti Niemi got his third shutout of the season. He got help from his defenders, who rescued wild rebounds before the Bruins could capitalize. Niemi hasn't lost in regulation in eight starts.

Ryane Clowe and Marc-Edouard Vlasic assisted on both goals for San Jose, which has won seven of eight.

Tim Thomas had 16 saves for the Bruins, who had won three straight. San Jose's 18 shots on goal were a season low.

MONTREAL (AP) - Carey Price made 35 saves for his fifth shutout of the season, Scott Gomez scored late in the second period, and Montreal extended the New York Rangers' losing streak to four.

Price has nine career shutouts. He took the NHL lead with 26 wins as Montreal won its third in a row since the All-Star break. Price has started a league-high 46 games.

Gomez, a former Rangers forward, made it 1-0 with 1:26 left in the second with his seventh goal. Tomas Plekanec scored his 18th into an empty net with 37.4 seconds remaining.

New York's Martin Biron stopped 27 shots in his 14th start of the season in place of struggling goalie Henrik Lundqvist, but the Rangers' skid was stretched to 0-3-1.

The Canadiens were outshot 19-5 in the third period, but held on for the win.

DENVER (AP) - Corey Perry scored three goals and Curtis McElhinney stopped 25 shots for his second NHL shutout, leading Anaheim over struggling Colorado.

Perry completed his second hat trick of the season by scoring an empty-net goal with 17.3 seconds remaining.

McElhinney bottled up the high-scoring Avalanche while filling in for All-Star Jonas Hiller, who was scratched due to fatigue. The Ducks have won eight of nine against Colorado.

Peter Budaj made 26 saves for the Avalanche, who have dropped three straight.

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